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Query SendGrid Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for SendGrid data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live SendGrid data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to SendGrid data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for SendGrid in Connect and work with live SendGrid data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for SendGrid Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "SendGrid" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to SendGrid.

    To make use of all the available features, provide the User and Password connection properties.

    To connect with limited features, you can set the APIKey connection property instead. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to obtaining the API key.

  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to SendGrid from MySQL Workbench.

Query SendGrid from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual SendGrid database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live SendGrid data.

Connect to SendGrid through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query SendGrid Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve SendGrid data, like SELECT * FROM sendgriddb.AdvancedStats;

With access to live SendGrid data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update SendGrid, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with SendGrid just like a MySQL database today.